Understanding the True Impact of Menopause

Understanding the True Impact of Menopause

by Rachael Wojcik, FNP-C

Menopause, often overshadowed by the reproductive years, marks a pivotal shift in a woman’s life. This change brings profound hormonal changes which impact every single organ system. However, societal views and even the perceptions of women themselves can sometimes diminish its significance, often due to stigma or a lack of open dialogue with their healthcare providers. Let’s demystify menopause, exploring not just what it is but how it profoundly affects women’s health.

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Xeomin- The Innovative Botox® Alternative

Xeomin- The Innovative Botox® Alternative

by Rachael Wojcik, FNP-C

In the realm of aesthetic medicine, the quest for pure, sustainable treatment options is ongoing. As a Nurse Practitioner and aesthetic injector, I have witnessed firsthand the evolution of wrinkle relaxers (neuromodulators) and their impact on cosmetic therapy. Now featured at MD Integrative Wellness, I am delighted to offer my insights on Xeomin, a distinguished injectable product that has substantially enriched my practice and delivered considerable advantages to a wide array of our patients.

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Immunity for the Winter Season

Immunity for the Winter Season

With Winter upon us and in the midst of the holidays, once again a season of viral activity is in full swing. Whether it’s Covid, Flu, RSV or the preexisting cold viruses, there are some simple steps you can take to support a quick recovery- or avoid it altogether!

Please note that although we can usually arrange for a short consult during the weekday business hours if you are currently fighting something, the best thing you can do is to get prepared before something happens. For example, it’s best to have some basic supplements on hand in advance- outlined below.

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Avoiding the Sun Can Be as Dangerous as Smoking

Avoiding the Sun Can Be as Dangerous as Smoking

Yes you read the title of this blog right. More to follow, but first, given that we are in the last two glorious weeks of summer, the time is now to snatch up any last opportunity to feel those warm summer rays on your skin. There is nothing quite like that feeling. And like most things that feel good, it usually means both that there is something about it that our bodies evolved to deeply need, but also that you have to be very careful and respectful of its dangers at the same time.

I’ve been cultivating some protective color in my skin since spring, so by now I can soak up even more rays without burning. On my days off, I get in a good personal yoga session and a good sweat, in the full sun.

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GLP-1 Agonists Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro…What to Think?

GLP-1 Agonists Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro…What to Think?

Many of you are probably wondering what I think about the hype that has been spreading about the once per week injections that demonstrate remarkably better effectiveness in assisting with weight loss than any medicine that has ever come before them. This much does seem true, and we all know how significant extra weight can be on many short and long term health outcomes. So when a tool like this becomes available, it is worth taking a serious look at it.

The first of these medicines to be approved was exenatide (Byetta) in 2005, so while these medicines may seem new, that have been on the scene for almost 20 years now, though their use has been limited until recently to those with diabetes. Unlike certain medicines like insulin which can cause weight gain while lowering blood sugar, these medicines actually induce a weight loss.

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Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning isn’t just for closets and cabinets. Our bodies also need a regular cleanse. Spring is the perfect time for cleansing. As nature comes out of hibernation, so do our bodies. Energetically, they start to prepare for the more active phase of summer.

We have 5-6 natural routes of elimination of toxins from our bodies.

  1. Liver and gastrointestinal tract
  2. Kidneys
  3. Skin
  4. Lungs/breath
  5. Emotions
  6. Menstrual cycle
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The Amazing Benefits of Shilajit

The Amazing Benefits of Shilajit

by Dr. Fareen

Shilajit is a dark, sticky, mineral pitch found in the Himalayan Mountains. It is not directly harvested from a plant, but is created from the slow decomposition of plant material over many centuries deep in the rock of the Himalayan Mountains. As it develops, it becomes a sticky, mineral infused substance, that when stimulated by the intense heat of the summer, it eventually seeps out of the rock.

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How Do We Stimulate Vagal Tone?

How Do We Stimulate Vagal Tone?

by Dr. Fareen

The body has an innate and powerful ability to heal itself. For example, when we cut ourselves, as long as we support the cut with the right environment to heal, ie: we keep it clean and dry, the body will heal the cut itself. The same holds true for illness and disease. The body is self-regulating and is constantly striving for homeostasis or balance. When the body loses its ability to regulate itself back into balance, this is when disease or illness sets in. The only way to truly heal the body is to support its innate ability to heal itself and give it the environment it needs to return to a state of balance. 

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Heart Rate Variability

Heart Rate Variability

by Dr. Fareen

Heart Rate Variability is a biomarker that gives us some important information about our body’s physiology. It measures how much the interval length between heartbeats varies. 

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Autophagy. Our Body’s Natural Recycling Program

Autophagy. Our Body’s Natural Recycling Program

by Dr. Fareen

Our body has a beautiful and innate ability to heal and regenerate. As long as we give our body the right environment, it is self-maintaining. Autophagy is our body’s innate recycling program. It is the body’s ability to recycle cellular components that are damaged or malfunctioning. This in turn helps protect against cancer, dementia and other aging related degenerative processes. Over time our cells accumulate dead organelles, damaged proteins and oxidized particles that stagnate the body’s optimal functioning. This accelerates aging. Our bodies have developed this maintenance as a way to protect against the aging process.

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